Rob Holding: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Robert Samuel Holding #16


    Age: 23
    Nationality: English [​IMG]
    Position: Central Defender
    Height: 1.89m
    Dominant foot: Right
    Contract until: 2023
  2. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Could Never Wifey An Opp Thot

    He better come back peak Maldini the way fans have been hyping him up in his time off injured.
  3. Mraven

    Mraven Well-Known Member

    He was great last season. We would be playing CL this season if it wasn't for his injury.

    Will be interesting to see how much time he needs to make the LCB spot his
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  4. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    Kind a weird reading about these details...anyway, I hope he returns to full fitness and keeps Luiz and Sokrates on their toes.
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  5. Wilshero

    Wilshero Active Member

    All aboard the Holding hype train.

    In all seriousness, he's only had a couple of months of, by all means, very good performances before a lenghty and serious injury. We don't know what level he'll be back to, and in my eyes this season should be considered a re-acclimatization period for him.
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  6. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Classic A-M. During those games that Holding started Mustafi actually started most of the games too. For example in the Liverpool game at home it could be argued that Mustafi put in the better performance. Regardless it's not like our defence was water tight around that period either, we weren't exactly keeping clean sheets every week and were still letting in at least the 1 goal every week.

    Our best defensive period came around mid to late March if I recall correctly, long after Holding was injured.

    What all that being said he was putting in some decent performances and look very much improved from his first couple of seasons so if he can continue to improve then perhaps he could force Sokratis out of his spot.
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  7. Camron

    Camron Established Member

    Came across this just now. Very nice to see how he coped with his injury and recovery. I remember Hector posting some diary clips from his journey as well. Can't wait to have him back in the squad.

  8. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Think he can become Djik, Ferdinand, Vidic, Campbell level! Unreal talent! Best defender at the club! Probably in the world!
  9. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    The praise is deserved, we never lost in the 15 games he played in last season. That included wins over Sp**s, Everton, LCFC, Watford, Bournemouth, and our highest scoring win against Fulham 5-1. Draws against Pool, Utd, Wolves and Palace. Keeping clean sheets in 4 of the 5 Europa League matches he played in.
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  10. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    If he comes through this, Mokbel says he'll be for available for the Watford match on September 15. Would imagine he'd start in the EL game a few days later too.
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  11. CrypticSaint

    CrypticSaint Well-Known Member

  12. nicky47

    nicky47 Well-Known Member

    Would be wonderful... But even if that was to happen, its going to take him a while to get up to speed. Same goes for Bellerin and Tierny.

    I hope people won't be expecting too much from them so soon after their long injuries. (Who am I kidding)
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  13. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Great to get him back, was very mature and consistent for his age before the injury. CB's peak later.

    But one mistake and BigPoppaPump will flood this thread saying he was right, and Holding was not prime Puyol like everyone here said. Which actually no one said, or anything like it. :)
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  14. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Thinking he’ll push Sokratis out the starting XI. Luiz- we know what he’s all about. On his best day he’s better than our current CB’s. Holding has room to mature and playing along side Luiz, he may learn a trick or two.

    Was gutted when he got his injury. He was fully putting his stamp on our starting XI. He’s very comfortable with the ball at his feet, great in the air and times his tackles well. He’s basically what everyone thinks John Stones is.

    Hoping his U23 appearances have sharpened him up somewhat. Would love for him to pick up where he left off.
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  15. LG10

    LG10 Well-Known Member

    Sokratis and Luiz will never work, two idiots. Holding is solid and unspectacular, nowhere near as good as people are saying but he’ll give our defence more balance.
  16. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Fan opinion of him varies wildly but most seem to agree that he’s starting quality. I look forward to having him back.
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  17. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Personally I'm saying solid CB is better than great for Arsenal at this point. That is what we have missed.

    He made some mistakes when younger, but before his injury I cannot remember him making them. All CB's make some mistakes though.
  18. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

    He travelled to Germany and was no show. Did he have setback ? Was he in the latest training pics ?

    We need his calmness at the back, too many psychos running wild there now.
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  19. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Hope he starts against forest, will take time to get back to his best but can't wait for him to displace the idiots playing cb atm
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  20. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

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